Siemens is expanding its proven Simatic S7-400 product line to include solutions specifically for use in harsh ambient conditions. The high-availability Simatic S7-400H CPUs (Central Processing Units) are now manufactured as standard with conformal coating that complies with ISA-S71.04 severity level G3 (standard for corrosion-resistant design of power supplies). This special printed circuit board coating considerably extends the range of applications for the controller without additional costs. In addition, Siemens has attained the security certificate CNCERT (China) for the communication robustness of the Simatic S7-400H, which recognizes the high security standard of the controller.
The increased networking and digitalization of automation and IT systems as well as the growing threat of cyber attacks, is forcing plant operators to invest heavily in appropriate protection for their systems and plants in order to ensure security of supply. Siemens offers proven and certified security concepts for cyber security, for example the Defense-in-Depth concept, special reference solutions, and associated services as an integral part of plant design, engineering and operation. Users benefit from seamless concepts and solutions – with Siemens as their reliable partner.
V-Zug AG is the Swiss market leader for domestic appliances and produces individually configurable ovens for its customers. In order to monitor the individual assembly steps precisely during production and to document the installation of single parts effectively, V-Zug relies on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology from Siemens across the entire manufacturing process. This means that the digital trail of each product can be traced, which aids quality assurance and process optimization.
In the midst of the corona pandemic, Siemens employees quickly succeeded in reviving a production line for respiratory masks of the manufacturer of medical devices Chengdu Wenjianlikang Medical Supplies Co., Ltd. Also with the support of Siemens, eight Chineses OEM are now able to produce mask production equipment with a capacity of 58 million masks daily.
Siemens is expanding its Sitrain Digital Industry Academy offer to include the new digital learning offer Sitrain access. The digital learning platform for online training supports learners at any time and in any location. Various courses are delivered via web-based training, tutorial videos, blended learning and practical exercises. When combined with the methodical use of multimedia, tests, and the interaction with other participates and Sitrain experts, this ensures an optimum learning outcome. The employee’s learning outcome is also transparent for the company.
With “Mister Automation”, the
guy with all the answers about the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA),
Siemens has developed an adviser portal as a counterpart to its digitalization story.
Mister Automation is personified by Tobias Schuh. He will feature in videos on YouTube
and the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal website, which can also be
shared via social media channels to provide an insight into TIA and the TIA
Vyaire Medical (Vyaire) is
a global market leader in the field of health technology. Their portfolio includes
respiratory products for the treatment of numerous respiratory diseases. To
ensure that its products are tailored as accurately as possible to the individual
situation of the relevant patient, Vyaire uses precise models based on scans of
actual human heads during development. Another essential aspect for the efficient
development process is the digital twin of products, which Vyaire creates using
software solutions from Siemens Digital Industries Software. This enables the
company to largely eliminate physical prototypes, which saves time and money.
Siemens Digital Industries
Software is expanding its Simcenter portfolio to include a new release of STAR-CCM+
software. Simcenter STAR-CCM+ supports multiphysics simulations of products and
designs under real conditions. The new release includes major enhancements to
improve simulation time and accuracy. Users also have a comprehensive digital
twin to help drive highly predictive simulations. This enhanced version
introduces new parallel polyhedral
meshers for faster, more effective meshing. The software update also
offers the industry’s first
model-driven adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) solution.
In just one
week, Siemens and Aucma have developed an idea into a prototype for an
intelligent disinfection robot, which will soon join the battle against
Coronavirus and other viruses in hospitals. The electric robot can
disinfect up to 36,000 square meters in one hour and features a robust chassis
that can overcome obstacles and navigate slopes.
Siemens has received TÜV
certification in compliance with IEC 62443-4-2 and -4-1 (standards for IT
security in industrial automation systems) for network components in the
Scalance XB-200, XC-200, XP-200, XF-200BA and XR-300WG product families. The
certification demonstrates that the product development process previously
certified in compliance with IEC 62443-4-1 has been consequently applied during
product development. It also confirms that key technical product requirements
stipulated by IEC 62443-4-2 have been taken into account and implemented in the
network components. Customers are therefore able to realize secure system
architectures, which clearly increases the overall security of a plant.